CSCI 199 – Cybersecurity

This learning community invites you to learn about the connections between Russia and Cybersecurity. In recent years, Russian hacking and cybercrime have become the most widespread and dangerous threats to US computer security systems. Governments and private businesses are scrambling to find Cybersecurity experts who specialize in Russian. This learning community helps you to acquire this much-needed expertise.


RUSS 101 introduces you to the Cyrillic alphabet and Russian language, with a focus on computer vocabulary. CSCI 199 focuses on the domains of cybersecurity with specific examples applied to the Russian attacks.  We will cover the following domain areas and touch on specific Russian attacks that penetrated the area in question:


  • Access Control and Identity Management
  • Cryptography
  • Policies, Procedures, and Awareness
  • Physical Security
  • Perimeter Defenses
  • Network Defenses
  • Host Defenses
  • Application Defenses
  • Data Defenses
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